You should note:
An evaluation of the bone fusion will be a regular checkup after the spinal fusion surgery. X-rays will be taken to see how the bone is fusing. During these checkups, Dr. Moza will advise you on methods to help aid your recovery. Back pain is a common symptom after a spinal fusion surgery. Medication will often be prescribed to alleviate that pain.
Note:If the pain is more severe than what you were told to expect, contact Dr. Moza immediately.
Most patients can expect to return to daily activities, like work, roughly six weeks after the procedure. A complete fusion can take months, and full recovery time is dependent on each patient’s overall health.
For most patients, spinal fusion surgery offers significant relief and improved ability to move and function in their daily lives. Postoperative pain can take several weeks, but any leg pain is expected to be alleviated immediately. A short hospital stay is generally required to ensure that the patient is on the right track to recovery. It is important that you follow postoperative instructions in order to ensure your healing is accurate.